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PostRe: Mass Effect: Andromeda - March 23rd - 5min combat trailer released
by Dblock » Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:35 am

This is so good. Can't remember last time I played 4 hours in one sitting . Literally forced myself off.
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PostRe: Mass Effect: Andromeda - March 23rd - 5min combat trailer released
by Dblock » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:02 am

Reading how people are butt hurt about facial animations . Lol strawberry floating dweebs
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PostRe: Mass Effect: Andromeda - March 23rd - 5min combat trailer released
by Parksey » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:04 am

Fade wrote:That's your personal opinion.

People expecting animations to have improved after 10 years, in a character driven game where you spend 50% of the time talking to people isn't unreasonable.


It's hyperbole to say that the animations haven't improved at all in 10 years. Back in 2007 the original Mass Effect's animations were a bit stiff and janky compared to some other stuff at the time.

Turns out ten years later, Andromeda's animations are stiff and janky compared to some games at the time. It doesn't mean those animations are the same as the original.

It's just Internet hyperbole where a game has issues in an area and they get blown up out of proportion, perhaps to represent how a game falls short of being outstanding or matching expectations.

Like with AC: Unity with its famous glitches and bugs, which didn't actually affect every single player and the game itself was actually decent, if not a massive leap forward or anything amazing. But it got spun out as if it was a disgrace, and those same bugs were fixed soon after launch.

Mass Effect, and KOTOR before it, always had awkward animations and character faces. It got past this by having good writing, engaging characters, interesting moral dilemmas and solid gameplay.

If Andromeda is nothing more than average than it won't be because the animations are off, but because it's failed in those above areas which are usually it's stronger points.
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PostRe: Mass Effect: Andromeda - March 23rd - 5min combat trailer released
by LewisD » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:13 am

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PostRe: Mass Effect: Andromeda - March 23rd - 5min combat trailer released
by NickSCFC » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:13 am

Metacritic 73

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PostRe: Mass Effect: Andromeda - March 23rd - 5min combat trailer released
by Floex » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:41 am

6 from Metro Central and Eurogamer calling it Bioware's worst RPG yet.

Welp.
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PostRe: Mass Effect: Andromeda - March 23rd - 5min combat trailer released
by Hime » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:55 am

LewisD wrote:*Enters thread*

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:lol:

:( I'll wait for it to turn up in the vault.
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PostRe: Mass Effect: Andromeda - March 23rd - Reviews incoming
by gamerforever » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:57 am

Half glad its not the best game as i have so many to buy and complete and didn't want to add another one to my list. Looks like it was rushed to release, but with so many great games being released perhaps it should have been delayed.
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PostRe: Mass Effect: Andromeda - March 23rd - Reviews incoming
by Skippy » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:00 am

Only 8-10 hours in so plenty of time for it to change, but 6 or 7/10 seems about right. It's enjoyable enough, but it isn't coming together cohesively like the original games did. I like the over-arching story but the characters aren't really doing it for me. It seems that the majority of BioWare's effort went into the technical side of bringing the series to current systems, and that the writing has suffered because of that.
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PostRe: Mass Effect: Andromeda - March 23rd - 5min combat trailer released
by NickSCFC » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:34 am

Dblock wrote:Reading how people are butt hurt about facial animations . Lol strawberry floating dweebs


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PostRe: Mass Effect: Andromeda - March 23rd - Reviews incoming
by FatDaz » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:51 am

I'm assuming early access doesn't include multiplayer? I loved ME3's horde mode.
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PostRe: Mass Effect: Andromeda - March 23rd - Reviews incoming
by jawafour » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:14 am

I'd already decided to hold off from this but it's ranking at around 75% on Metacritic so it's not as if it's terrible. It sounds like something that could be worth taking a closer look at once the price drops.
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PostRe: Mass Effect: Andromeda - March 23rd - Reviews incoming
by Photek » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:16 am

Have this pre-ordered digitally so can't cancel, I MAY wait on delving in till bugs are at least patched out, would be nice to start on Scorpio.
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PostRe: Mass Effect: Andromeda - March 23rd - Reviews incoming
by Photek » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:16 am

FatDaz wrote:I'm assuming early access doesn't include multiplayer? I loved ME3's horde mode.

I think it does have mp.
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PostRe: Mass Effect: Andromeda - March 23rd - Reviews incoming
by LewisD » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:02 am

jawafour wrote:I'd already decided to hold off from this but it's ranking at around 75% on Metacritic so it's not as if it's terrible. It sounds like something that could be worth taking a closer look at once the price drops.


Jawa is like the UN Peacekeeping force of gaming.

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PostRe: Mass Effect: Andromeda - March 23rd - Reviews incoming
by FatDaz » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:07 am

Photek wrote:
FatDaz wrote:I'm assuming early access doesn't include multiplayer? I loved ME3's horde mode.

I think it does have mp.


I've not seen any opinions or impressions on the multiplayer side (I know SP is the core of the game, but if the combat is refined and playable like 3 then it could go some way to counter the criticism of facial animation and weak story)
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PostRe: Mass Effect: Andromeda - March 23rd - Reviews incoming
by more heat than light » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:07 am

What's with those user scores on the original Mass Effect games on Metacritic? I know people are stupid, but even taking that into account they seem unusually low.
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PostRe: Mass Effect: Andromeda - March 23rd - Reviews incoming
by NickSCFC » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:11 am

LewisD wrote:
jawafour wrote:I'd already decided to hold off from this but it's ranking at around 75% on Metacritic so it's not as if it's terrible. It sounds like something that could be worth taking a closer look at once the price drops.


Jawa is like the UN Peacekeeping force of gaming.

Gaaawwwwd bless you :wub:


The originals consistently got average review scores in the 90s, this is a huge drop, something has gone seriously wrong with this game.

Considering how many great games we've seen release over the past couple of months, this first really deserve a look.
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PostRe: Mass Effect: Andromeda - March 23rd - Reviews incoming
by LewisD » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:16 am

NickSCFC wrote:
LewisD wrote:
jawafour wrote:I'd already decided to hold off from this but it's ranking at around 75% on Metacritic so it's not as if it's terrible. It sounds like something that could be worth taking a closer look at once the price drops.


Jawa is like the UN Peacekeeping force of gaming.

Gaaawwwwd bless you :wub:


The originals consistently got average review scores in the 90s, this is a huge drop, something has gone seriously wrong with this game.

Considering how many great games we've seen release over the past couple of months, this first really deserve a look.


Nah, that's a fair point.
But has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look nore like?

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